Thursday, November 24, 2011

Lego Bags

These drawstring bags are a quick and easy gift to make for Christmas or a birthday.  For the under threes you could always use Duplo instead of lego. 

I have used the Play Blocks fabric but if you wanted you could always change the fabric and pop in a little notebook and crayons or a Polly Pocket.  They are great activity bags for taking a few things when you are going out to a cafe or doctor's appointment and your children could decide what goes in.

I have been making these to sell at markets - but as always I find the pricing difficult.  How do others work this out? Any suggestions.

Also I haven't really done a tutorial before but am happy to do one if there is any interest.  Let me know.  I will try my best.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Christmas Fabrics

I am not a big fan of Christmas fabrics generally, but when I saw these ones I just had to have them.  I have popped some aside for myself and although they only arrived last week there is very little left.  If you would like some be quick! 

                               1.Jovial Spots Cream                                   2. Nordic Fur                                         3. Isabelle Stripe

Friday, November 18, 2011

vote for an 8 day week...

Do you think we could just slip an extra day into the week? 
A secret day that nobody else knows about, that you can do whatever you want on. 
And of course on this day there would be no need to do the laundry, make beds, go to the supermarket or cook.

Sounds entirely reasonable to me - a necessity really!

The lack of blogging is just a reflection of my life at the moment - a bit chaotic and not enough time.  The end of the year is racing up and my eldest is in the midst of his exams - I swear I am more anxious about it all than he is.

Georgiana and Simon playing in the garden (shame they can't pull weeds)

There has been some crafting going on as well, more bears and lots of reversible headbands for markets.  Also in a collaboration with Mr 16 to sell some of his Lego I have made drawstring Lego bags (there are no photos tonight but I will try and sneak a photo tomorrow).

Friday night sees our car turn into The Tardis as we try to put everything we need for the market into it.

Hope you are all having a great week.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

playing with paper

making more cards....

this one with a little Halloween theme going on.  Can you tell I love Richard Scarry?

 Including Christmas cards and tags - yikes it is only next month!  Blank shipping tags are available for sale in the shop - if you want to make your own.

 and a photo of Midget's paper play - a lot more complex than mine - a year 9 art project....